State Park on the Yellowstone River
Region 7 |
Isolated and shaded by cottonwood trees, this Yellowstone River island offers visitors an excellent spot to view wildlife and to hunt for moss agates. Because this rich riparian area contains abundant water and plant life, it provides the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife. The site is a haven for waterfowl, bald eagles, fox squirrels, and whitetail and mule deer.
Captain William Clark and his men, Sacagawea and baby Pomp, are believed to have camped on Pirogue Island on their return trip east to St. Louis on July 29, 1806. Interpretive signs in the park discuss the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery and more history of this island.
The island can be accessed by floating or, during low water, by foot through a small channel.
Pirogue Island State Park is located on the Yellowstone River
180 miles from the mouth
Roche Jaune is the next access site upstream from Pirogue Island.
1 mile north of Miles City on Montana 59, then 2 miles east on Kinsey Road, then 2 miles south on county road.
(Lat 46.44, Lng
If you have questions or comments please send mail to: Pirogue Island,
FWP Region 7 Office, P.O. Box 1630 Miles City, MT 59301
or call (406) 234-0926
These locations represent physical
occurrences (visually confirmed) within the boundaries of the site.
Many more species may be present in the area which are not listed
because we do not have a visually confirmed record. If you would like
to report a species sighting, a form is available.